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Gringo Talk: Learning to Actually Speak Portuguese

Opinion, by Sam Flowers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - I cannot imagine trying to do business in Brazil without speaking Portuguese and thankfully after some time living and working here, I feel confident that I communicate well in the language. There are many good options for learning Portuguese (classes, private tutors, audio CDs, etc.) but the biggest hurdle when learning is to get yourself to actually speak.

I discovered a little trick to overcome the challenge of speaking. When someone asks you a . . .

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